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Should Sogeclair SA (EPA:SOG) Be Part Of Your Portfolio?

A large part of investment returns can be generated by dividend-paying stock given their role in compounding returns over time. Historically, Sogeclair SA (EPA:SOG) has paid a dividend to shareholders. It currently yields 2.7%. Let’s dig deeper into whether Sogeclair should have a place in your portfolio.

See our latest analysis for Sogeclair

5 checks you should use to assess a dividend stock

If you are a dividend investor, you should always assess these five key metrics:

  • Does it pay an annual yield higher than 75% of dividend payers?
  • Does it consistently pay out dividends without missing a payment of significantly cutting payout?
  • Has dividend per share risen in the past couple of years?
  • Does earnings amply cover its dividend payments?
  • Based on future earnings growth, will it be able to continue to payout dividend at the current rate?
ENXTPA:SOG Historical Dividend Yield November 7th 18

How does Sogeclair fare?

The company currently pays out 37% of its earnings as a dividend, according to its trailing twelve-month data, which means that the dividend is covered by earnings. However, going forward, analysts expect SOG’s payout to fall to 29% of its earnings, which leads to a dividend yield of around 3.1%. However, EPS should increase to €2, meaning that the lower payout ratio does not necessarily implicate a lower dividend payment.

If you want to dive deeper into the sustainability of a certain payout ratio, you may wish to consider the cash flow of the business. A company with strong cash flow, relative to earnings, can sometimes sustain a high pay out ratio.

Reliablity is an important factor for dividend stocks, particularly for income investors who want a strong track record of payment and a positive outlook for future payout. Whilst its per-share payments have increased during the past 10 years, there has been some hiccups. Shareholders would have seen a few years of reduced payments in this time.

In terms of its peers, Sogeclair produces a yield of 2.7%, which is high for Aerospace & Defense stocks but still below the market’s top dividend payers.

Next Steps:

Considering the dividend attributes we analyzed above, Sogeclair is definitely worth keeping an eye on for someone looking to build a dedicated income portfolio. Given that this is purely a dividend analysis, I urge potential investors to try and get a good understanding of the underlying business and its fundamentals before deciding on an investment. Below, I’ve compiled three essential factors you should further research:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for SOG’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for SOG’s outlook.
  2. Valuation: What is SOG worth today? Even if the stock is a cash cow, it’s not worth an infinite price. The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether SOG is currently mispriced by the market.
  3. Other Dividend Rockstars: Are there better dividend payers with stronger fundamentals out there? Check out our free list of these great stocks here.

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.